Run Fatty Run

Walking into the office on a Monday morning after a heavy weekend I was bombarded by one of the sports team “You are going to do the run on Saturday too right?” she said enthusiastically I was coordinating volunteers for the launch of Newham Councils community fit club an initiative to get residents excited about … Continue reading

Runner of the Month – Sue Lenton

Name Sue Lenton Age 52 Where do you live? Sidcup BMI and/or Dress Size I don’t like being defined by a number but BMI is 30. When did you start running and why? I started running at age 50, I wanted to find a form of exercise I enjoyed. In October 2011 I was 21 … Continue reading

Burning the Candle

I have been incredibly busy of late not just in my running, but I guess in terms of my new business venture which is taking me back to my pre motherhood days of project management on 2012 where I could easily do a 16 hour day, and back to back weekends over the summer. But … Continue reading

Runner of the Month – Zoe Davies

Runner of the month

  When did you start running and why? I always got out of cross country due to Asthma and other illness when I was younger, and anyway I hated running and PE at school and the thought of it made me feel physically sick. But in September 2013 I started running again in preparation for … Continue reading

Phenomenal Woman

I read this poem by Maya Angelou when I was 16. I had really poor body image at the time and thought I was hugely overweight, which I wasn’t at that point. I still have a copy of this scribbled in a notepad from that time and reading it back it makes me realise that … Continue reading

The Zen of Getting Drenched!!

Rain, rain go away come again another day. That is the song I found myself singing to my daughter over this bank holiday weekend as the weather put a stop to some of the fun activities we had planned. There’s one thing for me to head out into the rain for hours on end but … Continue reading

Fast versus Fun…the “Proper Runner” saga continues.

Ok so firstly let’s get one thing straight, the twitter debate last weekend between myself and Jason Henderson (editor or Athletics Weekly) was nothing at all to do with the concept of “Fun” runners, that is not a term you will ever hear me use, neither do I describe myself as “a Fat Jogger” else … Continue reading

Welcome to the Matrix

So I had a real Matrix moment today. I was sitting on the steps of Westfield Stratford soaking up the sun whilst enjoying my lunch and killing some time before my mums on the run session which I lead in the Olympic Park each Wednesday. I was watching the crowds buzzing around Stratford tube station … Continue reading

Why inspiration is a funny thing

I love watching athletics, I always have. Even before I got into running I found it therapeutic to just veg out on the sofa and watch athletes at their peak competing for medals and world records, but funnily enough it never inspired me to get off my arse and start running myself, which I am sure is … Continue reading

How to end parkrun fear FOREVER!!

I have been doing parkrun since 2008 when a friend encouraged me to go to Wimbledon Common to take part, I didn’t realise at that point that there were ones closer to me, but it was worth the early morning schlep across town and signalled the start of a new way of spending my Saturday … Continue reading

Me in a big fat tutu?

Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of being a dancer.   I went to dance school between the ages of 3 and 11, and loved every part of that world. The costumes, the music, the competition, the friendships. It really shaped my early life.  But as I got older I became really … Continue reading

New Year Resolutions

As we hurtle towards the end of this month, the first of this new year I thought it about time for me to look back on January 2014. Not only in terms of my progress but reflect also the whole concept of resolutions and how useful they are. I mean many of us make them each … Continue reading

Why you should never restart a diet on a Monday

I have seriously lost track of how many diets I have started throughout my life. How many new fads, new regimes, new approaches…hey I’ve even joined Weightwatchers 4 different times over the last 20 years. My normal thinking is “I’ll start on Monday” or “I’ll start in the New Year” I get that. Monday marks … Continue reading

I don’t like running fast

When I say fast, I mean anything more sprightly than a jog, but wait…I don’t like the term “jogging” so what am I trying to say? I didn’t actually want to run tonight. I haven’t been out for a run since last week Wednesday because of bad knee and childcare issues, so I should have … Continue reading

Happy to be alive and running

This evenings post was going to be one of “Woe is me”, what with my bad knee, the 3lbs I put on at weightwatchers and the twelve hour shifts my fiance is currently doing hence the fact I’m finding it hard to get out for a run. But something happened this morning during London’s busy … Continue reading

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